@kylepuccia Standing with #StandingRock

img_7896-1Coming soon for The Give ’em Hope Campaign, a powerful musical contribution from the ridiculously talented @kylepuccia #standingrock

Kyle Puccia (born May 30, 1970) is an American Billboard charting recording artist, Billboard charting songwriter, award-winning composer, celebrity vocal coach, music-director and producer.

Puccia was born in Watertown, New York and graduated from State University of New York at Fredonia. He music-directed and created vocal arrangements for LA and Las Vegas productions of Broadway’s 80s rock musical, Rock Of Ages with Kyle Gass of Tenacious D., Dan Finnerty of The Dan Band, Jack Blades from 80s rock bands Damn Yankees and Night Ranger, Katharine McPhee and other notable talent.

Puccia is currently working again as music director with Tony nominated director Kristin Hanggi on a new rock musical called Future Perfect. Puccia is also writing/producing songs for LA’s most successful dancers who have worked with Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Ricky Martin, Madonna, P!nk and others.

Puccia’s songwriting hit “Emergency”, performed by actress Carmen Perez, spent several weeks on the American Dance Billboard charts and peaked at #10 on the pop charts in the UK. His most recent songwriting hit for Carmen Perez, “Overload”, made it to #4 on the UK pop charts.[citation needed]

He has released three full-length albums “Identity” in 2004, “Bipolar, Part One” in 2008 and “Sell Out” in 2010.

His duet EP with Diana Meyer “Pink Thunder” was released in August 2012.
Kyle’s songs have been placed in film and on TV in such shows as ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars” and “The Vineyard”, “Tori And Dean, Home Sweet Hollywood” on Oxygen, and DTLA on “LOGO”.

Kyle wrote, “I’ve had a musical in mind about today’s Native American struggle for at least a year now. I’ve read several books on Native American spiritualism and history and have been waiting for a sign regarding the specifics of story. It only hit me a few days ago that the protesting at Standing Rock, which has been ripping my heart in two, is the story I’ve been searching for. I wrote this first song just now, pretty quickly – in about an hour – and it’s very raw. But I’ve been wanting to take a positive action to help the water protectors at Standing Rock so I’m going to be brave and post it in it’s current super raw form.

I’m imagining a Native hero (female or male) who has been having dreams/visions that she/he will lead the water protectors to victory, perhaps at some great sacrifice. But the hero is flawed, scared and not optimistic that there is a chance of winning the fight.”

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About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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